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European bishops mark 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

BRUSSELS (CNS) -- Catholic bishops from the European Union marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent "ideologies behind the building of walls."

No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope's mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: "the total elimination of nuclear weapons."

Playing With Fire

NEW YORK (CNS) -- If your folks warned you against "Playing With Fire" (Paramount), their advice was sound. Though generally harmless, this comedy is so painfully unfunny, it's almost fascinating.

Last Christmas

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The holiday-themed blend of romantic comedy and drama "Last Christmas" (Universal) is both awkward in execution and problematic in content. So viewers committed to scriptural values should approach it with caution.

Midway

NEW YORK (CNS) -- It's all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic "Midway" (Lionsgate). In fact, the cast of this historical drama is so crowded that viewers might feel the occasional roll call was in order.

Language immersion program offered to Catholic school employees

The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office (CSO), as part of its focus on enrollment and family engagement, is entering its second year of providing full scholarships for Catholic school faculty and staff to enroll in the intensive summer Language Schools at Middlebury College, located in Middlebury, Vermont.

New England bishops in Rome for 'ad limina' visit

ROME (CNS) -- The bishops of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont were in Rome Nov. 4-8 for their visits "ad limina apostolorum" -- to the threshold of the apostles.

Bishop Francis X. Irwin laid to rest

MEDFORD -- The funeral Mass for retired Auxiliary Bishop Francis X. Irwin took place on Nov. 2, All Souls Day, at St. Raphael Church in Medford, which was filled with dozens of his friends, relatives, and colleagues.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

This was a sad week for the Archdiocese of Boston, as we saw the passing of two of our former auxiliary bishops.

Defeat of ROE Act urged at Statehouse rally

BEACON HILL -- Speakers from across the country, including an adult woman who survived her mother's abortion, joined local pro-life organizations for Massachusetts Citizens for Life's third annual Celebration of Life at the Statehouse on Oct. 30.